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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Fireside Chat on Leadership and Innovation

The Office of the Provost and the Graduate School will present an evening with entrepreneur and business leader Celeste Volz Ford and Four Star Air Force General Ellen Pawlikowski.

The talk will revolve around reflections on each individual’s path to their current role, early influences and decision making at critical personal and career junctures, reflections on mentors and partners along the way, aspirations and advice for audience members as they navigate their way.…


Location: Hesburgh, Joyce, Carmichael Rooms in the Morris Inn

Friday, January 27, 2017

Ten Years Hence Lecture

Matt Manos
Founder & Managing Director

This is the second lecture in the Ten Years Hence Lecture Series. Visit the Ten Years Hence website for a complete listing of all speakers.

Free and open to the Notre Dame Community and the public.…


Location: Jordan Auditorium

Monday, January 30, 2017

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research Workshop

In this workshop we will explore why and how to get started on a research project or creative endeavor at Notre Dame. We will discuss strategies for discovering your scholarly interests and passions, formulating a research question, finding a faculty mentor, and planning your research trajectory. All are welcome. No RSVP


Location: 110 Brownson Hall

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Undergraduate Sustainability Research and Education Expo

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Undergraduate students are invited to attend the annual Undergraduate Sustainability Research and Education Expo. This event draws a wide variety of campus faculty seeking research assistants, educators seeking new students, and community leaders and local organizations seeking interns. The Expo is a great way for students to meet potential mentors and get involved in opportunities designed to broaden their research and educational experiences in energy, the environment, and other sustainability topics!…


Location: LaFortune Ballroom

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Lynch Lecture: John Carlson

John Carlson, Higgins Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at Yale University, will give a seminar entitled "Chemoreception in Drosophila" on Tuesday, February 7 at 4:00 pm in 101 Jordan.


Location: 101 Jordan Hall of Science

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

BIOS Departmental Seminar: Valerie Wallace

Valerie Wallace, Donald K. Johnson Chair for Vision Research and Co-Director Donald K Johnson Eye Institute, Krembil Research Institute, University Health Network and University of Toronto, will give a seminar entitled "A fresh look at photoreceptor transplantation and retina repair" on Tuesday, February 21 at 4:00 pm in 283 Galvin.


Location: 283 Galvin Life Science Center

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

BIOS/Harper Seminar: Adam Marcus

Adam Marcus, Associate Professor of Hematology & Medical Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine, will give a seminar entitled "Cooperation is in our nature- Using image-guided genomics to dissect collective invasion" on Tuesday, March 21 at 4:00 pm in 283 Galvin.


Location: 283 Galvin Life Sciences Center

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Solar Series Lecture:"Making Cents Out of Solar"

Prashant Kamat

In the fourth and final of ND Energy’s Solar Series, learn about some of the research being done at Notre Dame on photovoltaic solar cells. With nearly thirty years of research in developing nanomaterials for cleaner and more efficient light energy conversion, Dr. Prashant Kamat


Location: Rad Lab Auditorium

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

BIOS Departmental Seminar: Pinar Zorlutuna

Pinar Zorlutuna, Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, will give a seminar on Tuesday, March 28 at 4:00 pm in 283 Galvin.


Location: 283 Galvin Life Sciences Center

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

BIOS/ECI/UNDERC Seminar: Scott Saleska

Scott Saleska, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona, will give a seminar on Tuesday, April 4 at 4:00 pm in 283 Galvin as part of the Eminent Scholars in Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Change Series.


Location: 283 Galvin Life Sciences Center

Thursday, April 6, 2017

BIOS/ECI/UNDERC Seminar: David Post

David Post, Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University, will give a seminar entitled "The Tail of Two Fish: Importance of Intraspecific Variation for Community and Ecosystem Ecology" on Thursday, April 6 at 4:00 pm in 283 Galvin as part of the Eminent Scholars in Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Change Series.


Location: 283 Galvin Life Sciences Center

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Integral Ecology within Great Lakes: Biodiversity & Invasives

Terrence P

Biodiversity and Invasive Species – The second in a six-part lecture series by Terrence Ehrman, C.S.C. The Great Lakes basin is home to 3,500 native species of plants and animals. However, 185 non-native species are now established there, some with devastating effects to the ecosystem. Ehrman will discuss the theology of creation in relationship to our response to these invasive species.


Location: Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall

Saturday, August 5, 2017

East Race Waterway Clean Up/Cool Down

East Race

Join YLND in helping up the East Race Waterway in South Bend, and then cool down with a whitewater raft ride with friends and colleagues! Save the date to help beautify the St. Joseph River area and experience one of the only urban whitewater rafting courses in the country — located in downtown South Bend! 


Location: East Race Waterway, 126 South Niles Avenue

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Science at Sunset: "Why We Turned a Lake Brown..."


Join us for Science at Sunset, a new series for adults, highlighting the research of faculty and students associated with the Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative. 

Dr. Stuart Jones, Department of Biological Sciences, leads the series with his presentation: "Why we turned a lake brown and what we learned about carbon and aquatic ecosystems.”


Location: St. Patrick's County Park

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

ND-ECI Brown Bag Seminar: Synergies with Bowman Creek


The Bowman Creek project started off as a creek revitalization project in the Southeast Neighborhood of South Bend in 2014. Now in its third year, we are working to develop an "educational ecosystem", a new model for internships, where students work with community organizations, city government, and local institutions to develop creative solutions to community issues and bring about positive change. Through this educational ecosystem model, students diverse in age, race, gender, level of education, and majors are piloting projects and programs in the Southeast neighborhood that can then be scaled and replicated in other neighborhood and cities similar to South Bend. In past years, students have focused on environmental resilience and stewardship through actions such as installing rain gardens to decrease


Location: Innovation Park, 2nd floor conference room

Thursday, September 28, 2017

ND-ECI Seminar: KathiJo Jankowski

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Join ECI for our seminar, "From fields to streams: Land Use Change Impacts on Watersheds along Brazil's Agricultural Frontier," given by KathiJo Jankowski, Research Ecologist for the USGS Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center. This event will be held 


Location: 232 DeBartolo Hall

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Stewardship & Sustainability Tailgate

Join alumni and current students for the ND Stewardship & Sustainability Network’s annual tailgate! This family-friendly event will feature a delicious brunch and an informal program to facilitate networking.

The Stewardship & Sustainability Network is open to all alumni and current students pursuing sustainability in their personal and/or professional lives. For more information about our programs and how to get involved, visit us online


Location: Geddes Coffeehouse

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Film: From the Ashes

From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry, and what its future should be. From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to present compelling and often-heartbreaking stories about what is at stake for our economy, health and climate. The film invites audiences to learn more about an industry on the edge and what it means for their lives.…


Location: DeBartolo 101

Monday, October 9, 2017

Forget Noah! Ark Thinking & the (In)Hospitality of the Sea


Professor Simon Richter will deliver a guest lecture on campus on the topic of cultural responses to sea level rise and catastrophic flooding. Richter is Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pennsylvania, a member of their Graduate Groups in Comparative Literature and Religious Studies, and affiliated with their Programs in Cinema Studies, Environmental Humanities, and Women’s Studies. …


Location: 116 DeBartolo Hall

Sunday, October 22, 2017

5th Annual ND-LEEF Science Sunday

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Join us this Sunday to learn about all the current research happening at the Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF). From 1 to 4 p.m., Notre Dame faculty and graduate students will lead demonstrations and hands-on activities appealing to all ages, around topics such as micro-plastic pollution, tree physiology and chemical processes in ponds and streams.…


Location: St. Patrick's County Park

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

BIOS Departmental Seminar: Michael Pfrender

Michael Pfrender, Associate Professor and Director of the Genomics Core at the University of Notre Dame, will give a seminar entitled "Life in the Fast Lane: Coping with Environmental Stress through Adaptation" on Tuesday, October 24 at 4:00 pm in 283 Galvin.


Location: 283 Galvin Life Sciences Center

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

BIOS Departmental Seminar: Nicole Achee

Nicole Achee, Research Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame, will give a seminar on Tuesday, October 31 at 4:00 pm in 283 Galvin.


Location: 283 Galvin Life Sciences Center

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Film: Between Earth and Sky


Alaska has been the source of myth and legend in the imagination of Americans for centuries, and what was once the last frontier of American expansion, has become the first frontier in climate change. Between Earth and Sky examines climate change through the lens of impacts to native Alaskans, receding glaciers, and arctic soil. The island of Shishmaref has been home to the Inupiaq people for thousands of years. As sea ice retreats and coastal storms increase the people of Shishmaref are faced with a disappearing island and a 200 million dollar price tag to move their people with an untold cost on their culture and history.…


Location: Eck Visitor Center

Monday, November 13, 2017

Blueprint for Action: How We Can End Lead Poisoning in 5 Years

In coordination with South Bend's Near Northwest Neighborhood and the St. Joseph County Health Department, the Eck Institute for Global Health is hosting two experts from Green & Healthy Homes Initiative in the field of lead abatment and healthy housing. Join the discussion and learn what our community can do to address living with lead right here at home.


Location: Near Northwest Neighborhood Community Center, 1013 Portage Ave, South Bend, IN 46616

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

ECI & EFD Joint Seminar: Clifford Dahm

Efd Eci Seminar

Wildfire activity in the western United States increased abruptly in the mid-1980s and has continued to ramp up rapidly over the past two decades. Rising temperatures, earlier snowmelt, more rain and less snow, greater vapor pressure deficits in spring and autumn, forest dieback and increasing forest fire frequency and severity affect these forests. A catastrophic forest fire (Las Conchas fire) occurred in central New Mexico in June and July of 2011 burning 634 km2 with an estimated 46% of the fire being of severe or moderate intensity. Remote sensing was used to link precipitation events occurring in the burn scar to extreme water quality excursions observed in the Rio Grande downstream of the burned catchments. Charcoal, ash, and sediment was routed through intermittent streams and rivers into the Rio Grande after thunderstorms producing black water events. At four sites along the river, in situ sensors captured the responses of water temperature, specific conductance, turbidity, pH, and dissolved oxygen in late summer to these flood events. Runoff from burn scars caused turbidity peaks (to >2500 NTU), dissolved oxygen sags (to 0.0 mg L-1), pH sags (up to 0.75 units) and conductivity changes. These water quality excursions extended at least 50 km downstream. Sensors continuously measuring dissolved nitrate and phosphate in streams and rivers impacted by the forest fire have shown consistent enrichment in nutrients. Nutrient enrichment stimulated stream metabolism once soil erosion and enhanced sediment routing waned. Sudden, dramatic changes to forested catchments from severe forest fires and forest dieback are very likely to be among the strongest impacts of global change on stream and river ecosystems throughout the western United States.…


Location: 125 DeBartolo Hall

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

ND-ECI Seminar: Johannes Björk


In addition to the processes structuring free-living communities, host associated microbial communities, so-called microbiomes, are directly or indirectly shaped by the host. This results in a hierarchical data structure where samples are nested under one or several variables representing host-specific features, often spanning across multiple levels of biological organization. Previous statistical tools did not accommodate for this nested data structure, therefore cannot explicitly account for the effect of host-specific features on structuring the microbiome. Acknowledging the multivariate nature of species assemblages, joint species distribution modelling is an extension of generalized linear mixed models, simultaneously drawing on the information from multiple species, revealing community-level responses to how species responds to their environment. I will introduce two models which are under development. Key components of these models are the inclusion of latent factors serving multiple purposes, such as accounting for unmeasured covariates, dimensionality reduction, and model visualization.


Location: 117 O'Shaughnessy Hall

Inaugural Gold Mass and Lecture for Science and Engineering

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Inaugural Gold Mass and Lecture for Science and Engineering

Celebrating the vital pairing of faith and science in answering the grand challenges that affect our neighbors close to home, as well as those around the world.

Gold Mass
Basilica of the Sacred Heart


Location: Basilica of the Sacred Heart and Jordan Hall of Science